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    1967 Colt 1911

    I have been recently bitten by the Colt 1911 bug and have been cautiously looking for pistols to build a small collection. I have found, and am considering purchasing, a commercial 1911 manufactured in 1967 (pre series 70) that is in great shape (98%) and comes with the original box and manual.

    The pistol has wood grips, but I have seen other pre series 70 1911s on various web sites that have plastic grips. I am concerned that the wooden grips on the pistol might not be original.

    Can someone put my mind at ease and confirm that it is indeed possible, or perhaps even probable, that a comercial 1911 manufactured in 1967 could have wooden grips?

    I would also be interested in thoughts on what might be a reasonable price to pay for this handgun.

    Thanks!

    Greg

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    Re: 1967 Colt 1911

    Most pre-1970 Government Models came with the dark brown plastic grips with the molded-in Colt logo. What do the grips on the gun look like? Do they have metallic Colt medallions and, if so, what color are they. Or are they plain checkered wood?
    Colt had a problem with the plastic grips. Some of them shrank badly and cracked around the grip screws. If your gun had the plastic grips initially and they developed this problem, they may have been replaced with wood grips.
    What is the serial number of the pistol you are looking at? Does the serial number on the box match the gun? What is the finish, blue or nickel? What does the box look like?
    These factors and more (particularly the condition of the gun) will dictate it's worth.

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    Re: 1967 Colt 1911

    The molded plastic "Coltwood" grips were standard for the 1967 Government Model. They do tend to shrink, especially if they are removed from the pistol for any amount of time. I acquired a 1969 model with the wooden grips and bought some Coltwood grips on ebay. It was a tight fit, but I was able to get them installed. I'd say prices for the pistol you describe would start at $1000. I have a good friend who paid $1300 for 1963 model that looked like new at the Tulsa gun show last October. Of course it is personal preference, but I would much rather have a Commercial Colt than an Army model from WWII (unless it was a Singer). I think they have a superior fit and finish and are much more accurate.

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    Re: 1967 Colt 1911

    1951 Government Model with correct brown stocks


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    Re: 1967 Colt 1911

    Thanks for your replys. She's a beaut, flusher.

    The particular Government Model that I am considering purchasing is blued, with very slight wear on a few edges. The grips are wooden with gold colt medalion inserts and are in near mint condition. The box and manual are in excellent shape, however, I do not know if the serial numbers match the box. The serial number of the pistol is 310536C.

    Replys to this post lead me to believe that the grips on this pistol have been replaced, but I can not imagine why based on the overall excellent condition.

    I believe that I can purchase the pistol for $1,100 to $1,200. Does this seem reasonable?

    Greg

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    Re: 1967 Colt 1911

    The correct grips for your gun would be the ones shown on the picture provided by "flusher". It's common to find pre-1970 guns with the wood grips. They look better and if the plastic ones were starting to crack from shrinkage, they could have been replaced. A previous owner of the gun certainly didn't care what we would think forty years later, he just wanted his gun to look good. The correct type of box for this gun would be of the "telescoping" type (that is to say, with a lift-off lid), with the outside top covered with wood grain paper and the inside either plain green or black. The bottom of the box would be woodgrain if the inside is green; otherwise, black. The serial number would be written on the outside bottom of the box in black marker if the bottom is woodgrain or in white marker of the bottom is black. The label should be yellow with black printing and usually had a number rubber stamped on it. The price seems very reasonable.
    Good luck!


 

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